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If you’re a car lover, chances are you’re also a fan of Lego. The world's favorite toy allows kids and kids-at-heart to build their dream rides--albeit in scale form. Among the notable models to receive the Lego treatment are the Ferrari F40, the Caterham Super Seven and the Ford Mustang GT.
Now the Porsche 911 GT3 RS joins this list. The set features a whopping 2,704 pieces of colorful and highly detailed elements. First teased under a black-and-white foil at the Nuremberg toy fair last January, the GT3 RS has now been unmasked in all its orange glory. Fans will note that it comes in the exact Lava Orange hue of the original car.
Enthusiasts will dig real-life cues like the large front air intakes, the detailed surfaces of the hood and the rear engine compartment lid, the carbon fenders, the wheel arch air vents, the huge rear wing, and the signature Porsche 911 silhouette.
If you like the realistic bodywork, then the cabin will definitely blow you away with its attention to detail. The seats, the steering wheel, the gear-shift paddles, and the other bits are as close to the real thing as can be. The signature Porsche dual-clutch gearbox and the six-cylinder engine housed under that aforementioned rear deck even have moving parts. It’s a tech geek’s delight. Plus, there is even a badge on the glovebox that bears the car’s serial number--just like the original.
In true Porsche fashion, buyers of the Lego set will receive a special book that details the history of the 911 GT3 RS, as well as Porsche as one of most iconic automotive brands. Excited fans can start ordering their sets beginning June 1st via shop.lego.com, while Lego shops throughout Germany and Austria will begin taking orders in August. Those of us in other markets will get the chance to purchase one soon thereafter.